Why Not Peace?
Veterans Organized for Peace
Veterans for Peace includes men and women veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, other conflicts and peacetime veterans. "Our collective experience tells us wars are easy to start and hard to stop and that those hurt are often the innocent. Thus, other means of problem solving are necessary."
Veterans Against Iraq War is a coalition of American veterans who support our troops but oppose war with Iraq or any other nation that does not pose a clear and present danger to our people and nation.
Vietnam Veterans Against the War, (VVAW) is a national veterans' organization that was founded in New York City in 1967 after six Vietnam vets marched together in a peace demonstration. "We will do all we can to prevent another generation from being put through a similar tragedy and we will continue to demand dignity and respect for veterans of all eras."
Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF) is dedicated to global security and reducing the worldwide threat posed by war and conflict through programs that promote justice and freedom.
Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) is a group of veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. We are committed to saving lives and ending the violence in Iraq by an immediate withdrawal of all occupying forces. We also believe that the governments that sponsored these wars are indebted to the men and women that were forced to fight them and must give their Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen the benefits that are owed to them upon their return home.The
National Gulf Veterans and Families Association is an organization for British veterans of the 1991 Gulf War, and now the invasion of Iraq, "to provide immediate and ongoing support to those persons who are, or have been, suffering medical or psychiatric disorders since their service in the Persian Gulf Conflict 1991 & 2003, to secure and enhance their quality of life and assist in prevention of repeat events." Much useful information.
Military Families Organized for Peace
Gold Star Families for Peace, (GSFP) is a new organization, affiliated with Military Families Speak Out, of families whose loved ones died as the result of the war in Iraq. This group is featured in the Stars and Stripes article "Families of service members killed in Iraq turned away at the Pentagon on January 21, 2005.
Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) is an organization of people who are opposed to war in Iraq and who have relatives or loved ones in the military. We were formed in November of 2002 and have contacts with military families throughout the United States, and in other countries around the world.
Military Families Against the War (MFAW), Great Britain. Read Open Letters to Military Families in the UK from MFSO and from MFSO Members Dante and Celeste Zappala. Read a letter by Maxine Gentle, whose brother Gordon was killed in Iraq.
Bring Them Home Now campaign website.
Advocacy for Military Personnel & their Families
Citizen Soldier is a GI/veterans rights advocacy group founded during the Vietnam war. They have recently provided legal defense and public advocacy for Gulf War refusers.
G.I. Rights Hotline is a network of nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations who provide information to servicemembers about military discharges, grievance and complaint procedures, and other civil rights. Call the Hotline at: (800) 394-9544.
National Lawyers Guild Military Law Task Force (NLGMLTF) is an excellent legal support project for military and military families to protect their constitutional rights, particularly the right to speak out.The
National Gulf War Resource Center is an international coalition of advocates and organizations providing a resource for information, support, and referrals for all those concerned with the complexities of Persian Gulf War issues, especially Gulf War illnesses and those held prisoner or missing in action.
Working Toward Peace
United for Peace and Justice broad antiwar organization. High quality web site with lots of info. Very political.
Occupation Watch is a source of information to help you keep up with the US occupation in Iraq.
Truthout is a news and editorial weblog that has access to information not covered in the mainstream media.
Center for Defense Information : CDI's mission is to "educate the public and inform policy-makers about issues of security policy, strategy, operations, weapon systems and defense budgeting, and to produce creative solutions to the problems of today and tomorrow."
Depleted Uranium Weapons in the Gulf Wars: A source of technical information on the military.The
Institute for Southern Studies provides information on multi-billion-dollar war profits. Bechtel, Halliburton, MCI and other companies have landed lucrative Iraq "reconstruction" contracts – that include hundreds of millions in taxpayer funds–.
"The Debate"on America's war on Iraq & the Afghanistan invasion.
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